IFAI announces new dates for Outlook Conference 2021

March 30, 2021

IFAI’s Outlook Conference 2021 has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 29–31, 2021, at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, S.C. The conference includes: Essential information, including driving factors and challenges that will define the future growth of the industry. Exclusive insights to power informed decisions that improve organizations and daily lives. …

Event Safety Alliance to host virtual Severe Weather Summit

March 23, 2021

Event professionals thrive in an environment that requires both careful preparation and the ability to adapt to frequently changing circumstances. But as history has repeatedly shown, severe weather can disrupt even the best-laid plans. With COVID-19 driving most events outdoors for the foreseeable future, weather preparedness is more important than ever.  The Event Safety Alliance …

Women in Textiles Summit going virtual

February 1, 2021

Due to continuing concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and feedback from conference participants, IFAI has decided to transform the Women in Textiles Summit into a virtual event taking place the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, and the morning of Friday, March 5. The timing will mimic an in-person show, immersing attendees for several hours, allowing …

TRD Virtual Summit brings industry together in a new way

January 28, 2021

Members of the tent and event rental industry connected online Jan. 19–21, 2021, for a three-day virtual summit that offered dynamic education, networking and the annual Tent Rental Division (TRD) business meeting. The summit was held live on the virtual platform, Remo, where attendees were able to experience face-to-face engagement opportunities and interact with vendors. “The …

IFAI Expo Going Virtual for 2020

July 29, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020, in Indianapolis, IN USA to an online only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

Tent professionals enjoy business and fun at Tent Conference 2020

January 27, 2020

Event tent installation is all about teamwork, and the attendees at IFAI Tent Conference 2020 got to show off those skills last week in an “Amazing Race”-style competition that had them working together to solve puzzles, climb a rock tower and ride a mechanical bull among other fun challenges! Gathering at Westgate River Ranch Resort …

Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23, 2018

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the goal of the summit is …

Register for Tent Conference 2018

December 1, 2017

Registration is open for Tent Conference 2018, set for Jan. 18–19 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Ariz. Don’t miss out on the leading event for promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. The group rate for the host hotel is available until Dec. 15. Tent Conference offers dynamic learning …

Snowflake soirée benefits families

April 1, 2017

When Canadian airline WestJet decided to throw a holiday party for families affected by the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, the Calgary, Alberta-based company turned to Warner Shelter Systems Ltd. for a space to host the hundreds of families who had lost their homes. More than 800 guests enjoyed the WestJet Snowflake Soirée in late …